Other than one high-profile marriage to Renee Zellweger, Kenny Chesney has stored his love life principally out of the general public eye.
Kenny Chesney is likely one of the greatest stars in nation music, however when he’s not onstage performing, he’s a really non-public individual. For probably the most half, Kenny’s private life is stored out of the general public eye, which has led to loads of questions amongst followers about his love life. After all, many will keep in mind Kenny’s very temporary marriage to Renee Zellweger, which resulted in an annulment, however for probably the most half, Kenny has not publicly dated.
Due to the 53-year-old’s elusiveness about his love life, many have additionally puzzled about Kenny’s sexuality through the years. He has publicly addressed (and denied) the rumors that he's homosexual. Since 2012, Kenny has been in a really low-key, non-public relationship with Mary Nolan, who he's not often photographed out in public with. Under, see every little thing we learn about Kenny’s love life:
Kenny’s Marriage To Renee Zellweger
Kenny met actress Renee Zellweger whereas they have been each attending NBC’s Live performance of Hope, a tsunami help telethon, in January 2005. After assembly, Kenny and Renee began quietly relationship. Actually, it wasn’t till the top of April 2005 that the general public came upon about their relationship. Throughout one among Kenny’s concert events in Jacksonville, Florida, Renee confirmed up onstage and delivered him a margarita — and a kiss!
Simply over per week later, Kenny and Renee shocked followers by getting married in St. John. The marriage was small and intimate, with simply over 30 visitors in attendance. Clearly, this was fairly the whirlwind romance. “[Renee] stated she’s been ready all these years for the correct individual to return into her life,” one among Kenny’s pals and marriage ceremony visitors informed People after the nuptials. “When she met Kenny, she knew. She stated she didn’t need to wait to search out out if it was proper. She knew proper [then].”
Kenny additionally gushed that Renee was “somebody who's so good for [him].” Curiously, three years earlier than he even met Renee, Kenny listed her as one among his prime “three sexiest ladies” (together with Charlize Theron and Janet Jackson) throughout an interview.
Sadly, the honeymoon section of this marriage didn't final lengthy. On Sept. 15, 2005, simply over 4 months after Kenny and Renee bought married, they introduced that they'd damaged up. Not solely have been the celebrities splitting, however they have been additionally seeking to annul their marriage. Three months later, in December 2005, the annulment was finalized.
Kenny admitted in 2007 that he had “no regrets” concerning the state of affairs, although. “I liked her, you understand?” he revealed on 60 Minutes. “And it was actual.” In 2010, he opened as much as Oprah concerning the break up, as effectively. “I panicked,” he defined. “[Renee’s] a candy soul, little question about it, however I simply wasn’t prepared. That is the primary time I’ve truly talked about it, however that’s what occurred.”
Rumors About Kenny’s Sexuality
When Renee filed for annulment, she listed ‘fraud’ as the rationale for the choice to declare the wedding as invalid. Instantly, public hypothesis started about why Renee thought-about the wedding a ‘fraud,’ and rumors started circulating that Kenny was homosexual. Throughout an interview with 60 Minutes in 2007, he shut down the hypothesis. “It’s not true. Interval,” he stated. “No I’m not (homosexual), however I didn’t need to draw any extra consideration to it. I didn’t must show to anyone that I wasn’t. I didn’t really feel like I actually did.”
He added, “We thought the least dangerous (purpose for annulment) was fraud as a result of it’s form of broad and doesn’t specify. And boy….we have been improper. The one fraud dedicated was me pondering that I knew what it was like — that I actually understood what it was wish to be married — and I actually didn’t.” The pair clarified the rationale for his or her break up in a joint assertion. “The miscommunication of the target of their marriage firstly is the one purpose for this annulment,” the assertion stated. “Renee and Kenny worth and respect one another and are saddened that their totally different goals forestall the success of this marriage.”
Kenny additional mentioned the state of affairs in an interview with Playboy in 2009. “I feel individuals must reside their lives the way in which they need to, however I’m fairly assured in the truth that I really like ladies,” he informed the journal. “I’ve bought a protracted line of women who might testify that I’m not homosexual. To ensure that us to get an annulment, the authorized papers might declare both bodily abuse, which wasn’t true, or three or 4 different issues that additionally weren’t true. The very best factor we might put in there was fraud. So I stated, All proper, do it. No matter.”
In the meantime, on the time of the annulment, Renee additionally issued a press release of her personal concerning the rumors about Kenny’s sexuality. The actress defined that using ‘fraud’ within the annulment was “merely authorized language and never a mirrored image of Kenny’s character.” She added, “I might personally be very grateful in your help in refraining from drawing derogatory, hurtful, sensationalized or unfaithful conclusions and vastly admire your understanding that we hope to expertise this transition as privately as doable.”
In 2016, Renee was reminded concerning the controversy during an interview. “I forgot about that,” she admitted to The Advocate. “That’s a reasonably large factor to overlook, isn’t it? That made me unhappy. It made me unhappy that by some means individuals have been utilizing that as a technique to be merciless and calling somebody homosexual as a pejorative, which has fateful penalties. After all, there’s the larger image downside of why anybody needed to make up a narrative in any respect.”
Who Is Kenny Relationship Now?
Since 2012, Kenny has been in a relationship with Mary Nolan. Nonetheless, the 2 have been extraordinarily non-public about their relationship within the practically 10 years that they’ve been collectively. Little or no is thought about Mary, and Kenny appears to be intent on preserving their love out of the general public eye. In 2014, the nation star brought Mary as his date to the American Nation Countdown Awards in Nashville, and he or she sat beside him within the viewers. All through the evening, Mary even bought to mingle with a few of Kenny’s pals, together with Luke Bryan and Garth Brooks. In 2016, Mary was additionally by Kenny’s facet on the CMA Awards, and gave him a congratulatory kiss when he was given the distinguished Pinnacle Award on the present, which you'll see within the video above.
Who Else Has Kenny Dated?
As a younger, single man, Kenny undoubtedly loved his time courting ladies. Throughout a 2009 interview with Playboy, he admitted that he’d slept with “over 100” ladies. “I used to be over 100 a number of years in the past,” Kenny informed the magazine. “I can’t imagine I’m truly saying this on the file. That was most likely again in 2001. I had fun in faculty, I actually did. My first few years on the street have been intense as a result of I used to be the man in faculty who by no means bought laid till I began taking part in guitar. There have been years after I had a greater summer time than [Alex Rodriguez]. I bought on the boards very often. From 1993 till 1998, these 5 years have been a blur. We'd social gathering on the bus after each present.”
Clearly, that every one modified when Kenny (briefly) settled down with Renee. After the divorce, he began a relationship with Amy Colley, who was Miss Tennessee 2005. She additionally labored as a burn-unit nurse. All through their relationship, Kenny and Amy have been noticed vacationing within the Bahamas and Malibu, however they principally stored their love out of the general public. They have been collectively for 2 years. Nonetheless, the connection got here to an finish after Kenny was noticed in Cancun with ESPN broadcaster, Jenn Brown, in 2010.
After all, with Kenny’s standing as a well-known nation singer, he’s additionally been embroiled in loads of relationship rumors through the years. At one level, it was reported that he was relationship fellow nation star, Sara Evans. He finally known as the rumor “ridiculous.” He was additionally as soon as linked to his one among his tour mates, Miranda Lambert, however that turned out to be a rumor, as effectively.
Clearly, it’s crucial to Kenny that his private life is stored out of the general public eye. When he’s not touring or acting on an award present, Kenny could be very non-public about his life, and spends loads of his time away from the cameras in St. John. For this nation celebrity, it’s undoubtedly all concerning the music on the subject of life within the highlight!